One of the biggest names in alt-history will soon be history. Amazon’s premiere genre TV offering, the Philip K. Dick adaptation The Man in the High Castle, is ending after its upcoming fourth season.
Though it famously brought speculative fiction to Amazon before other genre offerings like Lore, The Tick, or Hanna, according to Deadline, the 2015 “what-if” series (about an America ruled by the Axis powers after the latter won World War II) will close out with this fall’s final season.
Executive producer Isa Dick Hackett said that, “it has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life, particularly during this tumultuous period in our real world. I believe fans will be thrilled and satisfied by the epic conclusion we have in store for them.” Cast and crew of the show recently found out about the cancellation, which some have begun sharing on social media.
“With production ongoing on our fourth and final season, we can’t wait for fans to see how this final chapter in the story unfolds,” Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke said. “The Man in the High Castle helped define Amazon Prime Video in the genre space, and we are grateful and excited that we’ll continue to be in business with Isa and Electric Shepherd Productions for future Philip K. Dick adaptations.”
These adaptations have so far included the anthology Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams alongside High Castle. As far as the future goes, executive producer David Zucker has a few ideas that tease that closing High Castle’s story isn’t the end of the universe.
“While we’re bringing this chapter to a conclusion,” Zucker said, “if one thinks beyond the final frames of this series, it is very provocative to think about what stories may come thereafter. Whether or not we all get to tell them or they get told in another incarnation in film and television, that’s for us to all see. However, I don’t think you can look at this as an absolute culmination because of the nature of the stories that we’re telling with that.”
The Man in the High Castle’s final season drops this fall on Amazon Prime.
Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) doesn’t have time to get canceled like the other Netflix Marvel shows. The dude is too busy fighting Jigsaw, the villain that was once Billy Russo (Ben Barnes).
In the first full trailer for Season 2 of The Punisher, we find Mr. Castle protecting a young girl (Giorgia Whigham) after she is almost murdered for information. Unfortunately, this makes Frank the target of her pursuers as well.
To make matters worse, Billy’s out of the hospital and ready to take revenge of the man who marred him at the end of Season 1. As Frank struggles to keep the girl and himself alive, he must come to terms with his role as a protector of the innocent, an antihero persona we all know as The Punisher.
Showrun, written, and produced by the returning Steven Lightfoot, Season 2’s cast features: Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), Jason R. Moore (Curtis Hoyle), Josh Stewart (John Pilgrim), and Floriana Lima (Dr. Krista Dumont).
Based on the trailer alone, it does not look like Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page will return, something that would have been very welcome after the cancellation of Daredevil in November. However, a short moment at 1:55 shows what looks to be The Man in the High Castle’s Alexa Davalos playing a love interest for Castle.
The second season of Marvel’s The Punisher premieres on Netflix next Friday, January 18.
Season three of the Emmy award-winning “The Man in the High Castle,” finds Juliana Crain grappling with her destiny after seeking safety in the Neutral Zone. Realizing that their fates are intertwined, she works with Trade Minister Tagomi to interpret the mystery of the last remaining films. Meanwhile, Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith learns of a shocking and ambitious new Nazi program that has personal and global ramifications. Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Chelah Horsdal and Isa Hackett came to BUILD to discuss the latest season of the Amazon Prime series.
I’ve added a few new photos to the gallery of Alexa. Two are photo session additions she did with The Man In The High Castle gang at SDCC. I want to thank my friend Emily for these photo session additions. The other is a new scan from the new issue of TV & Satellite Week which features Rufus Sewell on the cover and a small interview with him. You can see a new promo shot from The Man In The High Castle and a little info about the new season which airs in a couple weeks. Enjoy!
With the season 3 tagline “Fight For The World You Want”, it seems fitting that the new trailer for The Man in High Castle is set to Lxandra’s cover of U2’s “In the Name Of Love” (the first time it’s been covered commercially) as the new season brings forth flashes of a new America and a percolating political resistance.
As seen in the new trailer, Season 3 is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video Oct. teases footage of “a new America” and explores themes of hope and heroism as the Reich seeks to unlock access to the multiverse and interdimensional domination.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. This third season based in part on two chapters of an uncompleted sequel to his 1962 book that Dick worked on. Eric Overmyer serves as showrunner for the new season of the Emmy-winning series which stars Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Chelah Horsdal, Jason O’Mara, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rufus Sewell. The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett, and Daniel Percival serving as executive producers.
The new trailer for season 3 of The Man In The High Castle will premiere tomorrow! I’ll be sure to add it to the site but make sure you are following the series twitter for the first glimpse. I’ve also added a new promotional image for season 3. Enjoy!
Alexa was at SDCC today promoting The Man In The High Castle Season 3. I can’t wait for the new season. Supposedly they showed an extended clip at the convention. We got lots of awesome photos. I’ve added them to the gallery and will add any more I come across to this post. So be sure to check out the links below. Big thanks to my friend Marie for some of these!
The Man in the High Castle returned to SDCC to preview its upcoming third season on Prime Video. This engaging panel featured cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. Panelists included Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo) along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back).
UPDATE #1: The Man In The High Castle will return October 5, 2018.
UPDATE #2: The Man In The High Castle has been renewed for season four.
UPDATE #3: The Man In The High Castle teaser trailer released.
July 21 – SDCC: Panel
July 21 – SDCC: IMDB Boat
July 21 – SDCC: Pizza Hut Lounge
July 21 – SDCC: Sirius XM
July 21 – SDCC: Variety
July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #32
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July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #35